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World History Lecture Notes 10/1/07 Lecture Outline: I.) How should we approach witchcraft accusations-confessions? 1) Get details right a.) time-place b.) accusers-accused-accusations c.) responses-accused; others 2) contextualize 3) consider similarities and differences II.) What happened in Europe, especially mid 16 th to mid 17 th C 1.) details 2.) contexts-cultural-political; shifts in modes of production 3.) similarities and differences III.) What happened in the Andes, late 16 th C to late 17 th C? 1.) details 2.) context a.) reorganizations of modes of production b.) implications for peasantry c.) popular responses 3.) witchcraft accusations and confessions I.) Accusations- Confessions -> about the ability to cause harm at the distance by some form of damage to the means of production and labor Power in an agrarian society. - accused were people in villages in the countryside - accusers: villagers are accusing a young woman of being a witch and having the power to turn men into newts - Accusers go to the lord/court/religious organizations and ask him to prosecute and punish - In some cases the accused were brought on by the court, religious organizations, and then villagers were accusing young women, or old poor women who were living on their own
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST/MATH 79-104 and taught by Professor Rouse,katerina during the Fall '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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